England Have Their Critics But Slovakia Win Was Southgate’s Best

England all but secured qualification for next summer’s World Cup by grinding out a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Slovakia and the players and manager deserve great credit for their conduct during the campaign. It has been a time of great upheaval for the England set up as Sam Allardyce was sacked in disgrace and all-time […]

Three Lions Who Deserved An England Call Up

  International football is set to take centre stage for the second time already in 2014/2015 as managers prepare their team for another round of Euro 2016 qualifiers and friendlies. England are set to face Group E opponent Slovenia at Wembley on November 15th before facing Scotland two days later, with Roy Hodgson naming a […]

The Silly Referee Decision That Made Me Question Football

It’s always interesting when you view football games and the Ryder Cup is also on, you feel torn as to which sport you should be watching. But SKY/BT and the Premier League did offer up some tasty opposition to the golf on Saturday with the Merseyside derby followed by the North London equivalent. Although I […]

A Poor Plan B From The FA!

By Ian Rands (A United View)  At the end of last year I sat in a near empty stadium that was devoid of atmosphere and watched a football match. It was an odd experience, sat amongst a passive audience that barely showed any passion or interest for what happened on the pitch. A home goal […]

Five Ways the FA Can Increase Participation in Grassroots Football

By Malcolm Cox Grassroots football in England and throughout the UK is in crisis. Recent figures showed that the number of people playing the game at local level has fallen from 2.04 million in 2005 to 1.84 million in 2014 – a decline that has prompted Sport England to cut its funding to the FA […]

Authorities Fudge On Most Issues Regarding Arsenal Red Card Farce

After the controversy that surrounded the red card that was mistakenly given to Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs rather than teammate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, questions remain unanswered and the debacle remains murky to say the least. The FA and the ‘Professional Game Match Officials Limited’ haven’t really dealt with the matter in the best way. They have decided […]